South Burnett Regional Council will be pushed into a $1.539 million deficit this year because of a revaluation of the region’s road network.
Most South Burnett ratepayers can expect to see an increase of about $2 per week in their rates notices this year, but some rural ratepayers could face rises of up to 30 per cent after the Council handed down its Budget on Monday.
The turn-around time for plumbing work applications to the South Burnett Regional Council will be halved to 10 days from next month.
South Burnett Regional Council has voted to establish a Tourism Advisory Committee to provide input into the Council’s regional tourism strategy.
The first stage of a long-term plan to expand a duboisia processing plant at Memerambi has begun after Council permission was granted to build a new storage area
The South Burnett’s unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 7.8 per cent, according to the latest Small Area Labour Markets data released on Monday.
A new study of the media in regional Australia has found fewer local journalists available to report on councils means communities are less informed.
A large block of land in the Taabinga industrial estate in Kingaroy has been offered to potential developers under a special two-year lease arrangement which could lead to eventual ownership.
Mayor Keith Campbell says more than $40,000 was raised to support the Red Earth Community Foundation at his recent charity ball.
Sixty-five properties in the Toowoomba region – including three in Yarraman – will be offered for sale to help recover more than $1.1 million in unpaid rates and charges.
Five new quarries in the South Burnett will be hit with special rates and charges to help pay for the upkeep of nearby roads.
South Burnett Regional Council has apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused by a planned road closure this weekend.
A South Burnett delegation will be lobbying Federal politicians as part of a trip to the Australian Local Government Association’s (ALGA) annual conference in Canberra on June 16-19.
South Burnett Regional Council aims to unveil a new five-year economic development plan in September.
The Mayor’s Ball at Kingaroy Town Hall was sold out on Saturday night with 350 patrons eager to enjoy a sparkling night for a good cause
South Burnett Regional Council chief executive officer Mark Pitt has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday national awards announced on Monday.
The Local Government Association of Queensland has called on the State Government to exercise ‘common sense’ about its proposed local government reforms.
The South Burnett Regional Council is expected to introduce an average 1.9 per cent rate rise when it hands down its Budget on June 24.
Businesses will be charged $75 per tonne for waste disposal at SBRC tips from July 1 this year
A “Tree of Messages” featured at Monday night’s “Shoulder To Shoulder” support event for South Burnett emergency services personnel.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour and South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell made an emotional pilgrimage to Kumbia on Saturday afternoon.
South Burnett arts groups will be invited to help develop a regional Arts Policy for the South Burnett Regional Council.
A community recovery night for first responders who have been involved in the recent string of tragic South Burnett road crashes will be held in Kingaroy on Monday, June 3.
A flag representing one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures will now fly proudly alongside the flags of Australia, Queensland and the South Burnett in Kingaroy’s Glendon Street forecourt